Let’s face it. With each new birthday, with every new decade, you can become more afraid of the future. No matter what your age, you can worry and dread aging. How do you keep on growing a sense of purpose and positivity in the face of these inevitable changes? You can tuck, and plank, and devour kale just to stay afloat. But that doesn’t take away any fear you might have – maybe a few pounds or wrinkles. But not fear.

And I have a beef with the way people describe aging. I’ll tell you what it is and then offer a specific technique to help with the aging process (no matter what your age), called “reframing.” It’s worked for me and maybe it’ll work for you as well.

The listener email today is from someone who identified strongly with Perfectly Hidden Depression, and asks, “How do I get started working on my PHD?”

Important links:

A thought-provoking article by Ezekiel Emanuel : “Why I Hope To Die At 75”.

Lewis Latham’s article: “Old Masters At The Top Of Their Game,”

You can hear more about mental health and many other topics by listening to my podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. Subscribe to my website and receive one weekly newsletter including my weekly blog post and podcast! If you’d like to join my FaceBook closed group, then click here and answer the membership questions! Welcome!

My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression has arrived and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life.

And there’s a new way to send me a message! You can record by clicking below and ask your question or make a comment. You’ll have 90 seconds to do so and that time goes quickly. By recording, you’re giving SelfWork (and me) permission to use your voice on the podcast. I’ll look forward to hearing from you!





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